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in/by fits and starts

If something ​happens in ​fits and ​starts, it often ​stops and then ​starts again: Replies to the ​advertisement are ​arriving in ​fits and ​starts.
(Definition of in/by fits and starts from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “in/by fits and starts”
in Chinese (Simplified) 间歇地, 一阵一阵地…
in Chinese (Traditional) 間歇地, 一陣一陣地…
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